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The Resource Paradise, Larry McMurtry

Paradise, Larry McMurtry

Label
Paradise
Title
Paradise
Statement of responsibility
Larry McMurtry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1999 Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of an entirely different kind." "McMurtry paints a portrait of his parents' marriage against the harsh, violent landscape of west Texas. It is their roots - laced with overtones of hard work, bitter disappointment, and the Puritan ethic - that McMurtry challenges by traveling to Tahiti, a land of lush sensuality and easy living. With fascinating detail, shrewd observations, humorous pathos, and unforgettable characters, he begins to answer some of the questions of what paradise is, whether it exists, and how different it is from life in his hometown of Archer City, Texas."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A319
LC item number
Z469 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Paradise, Larry McMurtry
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
46366239
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9780743215657
Lccn
2001020568
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Paradise, Larry McMurtry
Publication
Control code
46366239
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
159 p.
Isbn
9780743215657
Lccn
2001020568
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2002. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., map

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